2020 Subaru Legacy Comparison

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Compare the 2020 Subaru Legacy to the Competition at Ewing Subaru of Plano

When you start you search for a sedan that's suitable for a variety of lifestyles, you might find yourself up to your neck in research and comparisons of the many models available around Texas. Few models offer the full package of off-road capability, price, comfort, and safety quite like the 2020 Subaru Legacy can. At Ewing Subaru of Plano, we've done the comparison work for you by putting the Legacy up against current model year competitors like the Mazda6, Toyota Camry, and Honda Accord.

Take a look at the comparisons down below to see how the 2020 Subaru Legacy stacks up against the other sedans in its class and check out how it comes out ahead by demonstrating all that it has to offer drivers. When you're ready, swing by our Subaru dealership, check out the new inventory of 2020 Legacy models, and take your favorite trim level out for a test drive!


Subaru Legacy vs Mazda6

  • The base model of the Mazd6 is fairly affordable, but you'll still need to pay over $1,200 more than you would for the 2020 Legacy.
  • All Subaru Legacy models are equipped with Subaru's legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, which provides enhanced traction control off-road or through tricky weather conditions. The Mazda sedan doesn't offer this feature at all.
  • Both models offer two engine options, including a turbocharged powertrain that increases horsepower and torque output. However, the Legacy offers the most horsepower between the two, meaning you can go a bit faster when the need for speed takes you.
  • The Subaru Legacy and Mazda6 have nearly identical fuel economies on the highway and in the city, but the Legacy is just a bit more efficient overall. It also does this with all-wheel drive, which gives it a bit more capability than the Mazda sedan.
  • The Subaru's base model offers 105.5 cubic feet of passenger space, allowing everyone to comfortably stretch out. You won't find the same comfort level in the Mazda6, which fails to break 100 cubic feet.
  • The Subaru Legacy equips the STARLINK® Dual 7.0-inch Multimedia touchscreen system, while the Mazda6 employs the Mazda Connect™ Infotainment System with an 8.0-inch touchscreen. However, only the Legacy offers Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration standard, while the Mazda requires you to pay for a more expensive trim level to unlock them. The Subaru also offers an 11.6-inch touchscreen - this can't be matched by the Mazda6 as it only uses an 8.0-inch touchscreen.
  • Both models offer stellar standard safety packages, like the EyeSight™ Driver Assist Technology in the Subaru and i-Activsense® in the Mazda. The Subaru Legacy lineup offers the DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation System, which keeps drivers alert when they start to drift. You won't find a similar feature on the Mazda6.

Subaru Legacy vs Toyota Camry

  • While both have affordable base models to choose from, the Subaru Legacy is nearly $2,000 cheaper than the Toyota Camry. This allows you to upgrade to better-equipped models when you want a bit more from your sedan.
  • Subaru's Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system is far superior to the simple front-wheel drive system you'll find on the Toyota Camry. It doesn't offer all-wheel drive on any model.
  • The Toyota Camry offers a couple of engine options, including one hybrid powertrain, that includes impressive outputs of both horsepower and pound-feet of torque. However, even the Camry's V6 engine fails to deliver more torque than the turbocharged 2.4-liter engine available from the Legacy lineup.
  • Both models can comfortably seat five passengers, but the Toyota Camry only offers just over 100 cubic feet of space to stretch out in. The Subaru Legacy manages 105.5 cubic feet, giving you more to work with.
  • Rear-seat passengers in the Subaru Legacy can enjoy a maximum of 39.5-inches of legroom, more than any of its competitors including the Toyota sedan.
  • The Subaru Legacy and Toyota Camry both offer 7.0-inch touchscreens with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration for easy access to your music and apps when you want it. While both base models equip this, the Toyota can only upgrade to an 8.0-inch screen, while the next level up in the Legacy lineup comes with an all-new 11.6-inch touchscreen.
  • While both models offer driver-assist technology packages, Legacy owners who upgrade trim levels will unlock features like DriverFocus™ Distraction Mitigation and a 180-Degree Front View Monitor. Neither of these features is available with the Camry lineup.

Subaru Legacy vs Honda Accord

  • Even with standard equipment that the Honda Accord lacks, the Subaru Legacy is still more affordable. The Accord's base model is almost $1,300 more than the base Legacy trim level.
  • The Honda Accord offers three engine options to the Subaru Legacy's two powertrains, but even when equipped with its powerful and responsive 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the Accord fails to match up to the 2.4-liter turbocharged option on the Legacy.
  • Need all-wheel drive to take on life's adventures? The Subaru equips the iconic Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, ideal for drivers who like to take their sedans on off-road trips. Drivers who choose the Honda Accord, unfortunately, won't have an easy time as they don't offer all-wheel drive at all.
  • While the Accord offers impressive efficiency numbers, they limit your traveling distance by only equipping a 14.8-gallon gas tank. The Subaru Legacy comes standard with a much larger 18.5-gallon tank.
  • Both sedans provide plenty of comfort for their passengers, with seating for five and options that include heated and ventilated front seats. However, if you're looking to ward off chilly mornings or freak snowstorms that may hit now and again, your back seat passengers can do so with options for heated rear seats in the Legacy. The Accord doesn't offer this feature.
  • Even when the roads twist and turn ahead of you, the available LED Steering Responsive Headlights on the Subaru Legacy turn with them. The Honda sedan won't give you the same utility from its headlights.
  • While the 2020 Accord does come standard with a 7.0-inch screen like the Subaru Legacy, it doesn't give you the touchscreen capability standard. It requires an upgrade to a more expensive trim option, much like what you have to do to access smartphone integration. This is also a standard feature on every Legacy model.

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